Category Archives: Roads

Freedom Train inside the York Fairgrounds

Inside the York Fairgrounds, Yorkers saw original documents and flags such as: Thomas Jefferson’s rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, George Washington’s own copy of the Constitution, Abraham Lincoln’s draft of the Emancipation Proclamation, the documents signed by the … Continue reading

Posted in all posts, Buildings, Pennsylvania, Railroads, Roads, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Freedom Train inside the York Fairgrounds

Haines Shoe House link to WWI

A procession of historic automobiles took part in a cross country 100th Anniversary Lincoln Highway Auto Tour during 2013. As a stop for the Lincoln Highway caravan the Haines Shoe House was briefly linked to this WWI era Dodge Brothers … Continue reading

Posted in all posts, Automobiles, Businesses, Pennsylvania, Roads, Transportation, WWI, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Haines Shoe House link to WWI

One-room school called Burnt Cabin

Burnt Cabin One-Room Schoolhouse sat on the west side of Vinegar Ferry Road [now River Drive], just north of where the headwaters of main branch of Wildcat Run cross that road in Hellam Township. Katina Snyder submitted three undated photos … Continue reading

Posted in all posts, Buildings, Maps, Pennsylvania, Roads, Schools, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on One-room school called Burnt Cabin

Route of the Yorkshire History Walk

I’ve been asked to share some stories of the origins of Yorkshire as the lead speaker in a walk thorough that Springettsbury Township community on Saturday June 10th. The walk begins at the Yorkshire Elementary School at 3:00 PM. My … Continue reading

Posted in Airplanes, all posts, Buildings, Maps, Pennsylvania, Roads, Schools, Talks, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Route of the Yorkshire History Walk

Earliest plans for Yorkshire on the Lincoln Highway

I’ve been asked to share some stories of the origins of Yorkshire as the lead speaker in a walk thorough that Springettsbury Township community on Saturday June 10th. My comments will serve as an introduction to Yorkshire residents sharing their … Continue reading

Posted in Airplanes, all posts, Buildings, Maps, Pennsylvania, Roads, Talks, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Earliest plans for Yorkshire on the Lincoln Highway

Mystery of the Druck Valley Barn

The first time I stopped by the home of Cliff Satterthwaite in Virginia, I instantly recognized much of the artwork covering the walls. In addition to local Fredericksburg scenes, artwork of Pennsylvania sites from all around York City and County … Continue reading

Posted in all posts, Books, Buildings, Mill, Pennsylvania, Roads, Schools, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Mystery of the Druck Valley Barn

York County abodes of Judge Nevin Wanner

The York City residence of Judge Nevin Wanner was located at 406 East Market Street; he lived there for nearly 60-years. As an occasional respite from city life Judge Wanner spent summers at his island in the Susquehanna River and … Continue reading

Posted in all posts, Buildings, Businesses, Islands, Pennsylvania, Roads, Schools, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on York County abodes of Judge Nevin Wanner

Dallastown Furniture Factory was WWI Army supplier

“Then & Now” photos show the buildings originally built in 1911 as the Dallastown Furniture Factory in Dallastown, York County, PA. The Dallastown Furniture Company produced driver seats for WWI army wagons within these buildings. The “Then” photo is circa … Continue reading

Posted in all posts, Buildings, Businesses, Manufacturing, Maps, Pennsylvania, Railroads, Roads, WWI, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Dallastown Furniture Factory was WWI Army supplier

Decorative twin barns at Mt. Rose Ave. Exit 18

In 2015, Helen Rinehart responded to my post The Famed Twin Barns along Mt. Rose Avenue.  Helen was certain her sister Karen took close-up color photos of the decorative barns before they were torn down in 1965. This week I … Continue reading

Posted in all posts, Buildings, Civil War, Pennsylvania, Roads, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Decorative twin barns at Mt. Rose Ave. Exit 18

Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during April 2017

Near the beginning of every month, I’m sharing with my readers the top 10 posts from the previous month. This single graphic, features illustrations from all top 10 posts; however giving greater space to the higher ranked posts. Synopsis and … Continue reading

Posted in all posts, Bridges, Buildings, Businesses, Family Histories, Maps, Pennsylvania, Restaurants, Roads, WWI, York County | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during April 2017